poster image of snuffed candleA trivia quiz contest offers three prizes of two tickets to see the University Players production of “Othello.”

Contest offers winners admission to “Othello” opening night

University Players is offering DailyNews readers three chances to win two tickets to see its production of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello, in Essex Hall Theatre.

The play will begin its run on Friday, Sept. 27, with an opening-night reception at 7 p.m.

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following trivia questions. Three winners will each receive two tickets to Friday’s reception and performance, selected at random from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.

  1. The play is frequently given what subtitle?
    a) Good Night, Desdemona
    b) The Jealous General
    c) The Moor of Venice
    d) A Tragedy of Errors
  2. In what way does Othello ask to be remembered?
    a) One that lov’d not wisely but too well
    b) I lived the greatest prince o’ the world
    c) Love they to live that love and honour have
    d) My heart hath one poor string to stay it by
  3. Which character warns Othello against jealousy, calling it “the green-eyed monster”?
    a) Cassio
    b) Brabanzio
    c) Desdemona
    d) Iago

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

Othello continues through Oct. 6. Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. For more information or tickets, call the box office at 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit